Would You Do It? Conquering Fears and Bungee Jumping in British Columbia

Bungee Jumping

I swore I wouldn’t do it. I was certain that I would be one of those people who happily live out the remainder of their life without ever feeling a compelling need to jump off of a bridge. I was wrong.   We were in Nanaimo, British Columbia as part of the #GreatCoastRoadTrip. Our itinerary […]

Hiking Pulpit Rock—An Unforgettable Journey to one of Norway’s Best Views

Hiking Pulpit Rock A Cruising Couple Cover

Rising 600 meters above the Lyesfjord, the views from the top of Pulpit Rock—also known as Preikestolen—are said to be some of the best in all of Norway. After seeing countless pictures of Pulpit Rock ‘repinned’ on Pinterest, we knew this was one adventure in Norway we had to experience for ourselves.     We […]

Becoming a Musher: A Day of Husky Dog Sledding

A Day of Husky Dog Sledding

It might have been Lapland’s Northern Lights that initially caught our attention, but it was the chance to go dog sledding that proved to be one of the biggest determining factors for making the trip up north.   We absolutely love huskies. How could anyone not? They’re beautiful and playful and intelligent and really just […]

An Arctic Adventure in Swedish Lapland – Part 2

An Arctic Adventure in Swedish Lapland-2

This is part 2 of a travel narrative describing our wilderness adventure with Aurora Retreat in Swedish Lapland. Don’t worry—if you missed part one, you can read it here.     It was the second day of our arctic adventure. We had slept soundly that first night in the wilderness; our small sleeping cabins proved […]

An Arctic Adventure in Swedish Lapland—Part 1

An Arctic Adventure in Swedish Lapland

  “The Wilderness holds more answers to questions than we have yet learned to ask.” Nancy Wynne Newhall   I never used to be much of a ‘wilderness’ girl. Growing up I had a tent for a bit, but I would set it up in our playroom and sleep in it indoors. My first ‘real’ […]

A Moose Safari Via Icelandic Horses

A Cruising Couple Icelandic Horseback Riding

Riding Icelandic Horses through the pristine, snow-covered forests of Swedish Lapland was a magical way to begin our Arctic Adventure. The moose spottings along the way made it all the more memorable.   Since arriving in the Arctic, Dan and I have been like two small children on Christmas morning. I think it’s because despite […]

What Adventure Travel Means to Us

Fearless Curiosity

A few months ago we changed our tagline. Maybe you noticed. Or maybe you didn’t, because it’s really just a few words on our header. Either way, now you’ll find: A Cruising Couple – adventure travel with a dash of class   We decided to change our tagline when we realized that our last one […]

Adventure in the Yucatan | A Video Journey into Cenotes

A Cruising Couple Cenotes

There are over 6,000 cenotes in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. A visit to these unique bodies of water is a must, both for their alluring beauty and the insight they offer to Mayan religious beliefs. We chose to journey through four cenotes—each vastly different from the next—with Xenotes Oasis Maya. Our adventures took us kayaking, snorkeling, […]

How to Hike Corcovado National Park: The Ultimate Jungle Adventure

Corcovado National Park Beach Hike

The welcoming committee at Corcovado isn’t the kind you meet everyday.     As our boat docked on the northwestern edge of the Osa Peninsula, a group of five White Capuchin Monkeys ran out from the trees, playfully greeting us as we disembarked.  They would disappear moments later, before anyone had time to take out […]

3 Adrenaline-Pumping Adventures with The Travel Scientists

The Caucasian Challenge

It’s just you and your team members, packed into a three-wheeled automotive rickshaw. The afternoon heat has given way to monsoon rains. You still have a few more miles until you reach today’s finish line, but after a wrong turn you’re relying on the locals to point you back on track. The day’s journey has […]